P U R E By PS

Primark are back with a brand new make-up line and I’m so excited! Recently Primark’s make-up game has been on another level and there is so many of their products I love and use regularly!. Whenever they come out with new products I usually buy one or two of them and do a review for you guys so here’s my review of P U R E!

I picked up a liquid lipstick & the eyeshadow palette because they were so pretty and I knew I’d get use out of them both!

Also available in the in the line:

A face palette; 3 highlight shades & 1 contour

2 shades of liquid lipsticks

2 shades of single highlighters

A portable mirror

4 shades of liquid highlighters

3 eye pigments

12 shades eyeshadow palette

Liquid lipstick:

I love liquid lipsticks, they are definitely something I always want to get more of because they are amazing and this one definitely falls under amazing. I love the colour so much, you could easily match it with many different eye looks! You could use it for an everyday look or glam it up! The glitter makes it stand out, it applies so good and is definitely one of my favourites. I also loved the packaging and the shape of the bottle it’s so pretty and tops the whole thing off! I would definitely recommend this, and I’m so sorry I didn’t pick up the other shade too!

Eyeshadow palette:

Eyeshadow palette’s are definitely my favourite make-up products, I love them so much, they are always the prettiest!. First, let’s talk about the layout, the shapes are amazing and I just love how they laid it out, it’s beautiful!. The second I opened this palette I fell in love with the colours they were all so beautiful and I could literally picture in my head the amount of eye looks that could be created with this palette. There is so much pigment in each shade and it blends so nicely. The glitter shades are definitely my favourites!. As well as it being hands down a fabulous palette it is also light and what I mean by light is when it’s on it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin or eyes, I find a lot of makeup is like this but not this palette. Also it wipes away nice and easy, you know after a long day of wearing makeup and you can’t wait to go home and just take it off? And when you scrub your eyes so much trying to wipe away the makeup that it starts to hurt and irritate you because of the rubbing? Well not this one! It rubs off so nice and gently and it’s amazing! Only €6 and it’s just amazing!!!

Blogtober starts Monday so I’ll see you then!❤️

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

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Tips for new bloggers

Happy Sunday, so I didn’t plan on writing or posting this post today, this was meant to go up on Wednesday but I did a poll on twitter and this got the most votes so I’m writing this one! Sorry it’s up so late it was meant to go up earlier, I scheduled it to go up at 6 but it just didn’t post! But anyways let get into the post!☺️

So I’m fairly new to blogging, I started about a year ago but was barley doing it, just posting randomly and whenever I wanted, I didn’t plan things out or do it on a regular basis but I have learned a few things over the year I’ve had my blog.

1. Write about the right things

When I say that I mean write about things you like or are passionate about, also make sure you’ve the right information and understand the things you talk about because it really shows in your writing and people can clearly see if you aren’t interested in what you are talking about, so I highly recommend only talking about things you’ve strong opinions about or things you’ve an interest in because I think writing about things you like really improves your writing!

2. Don’t worry about others opinions

I definitely worried so much at the start of my blogging journey, I was scared what everyone around me would think and it held me back from blogging a lot which I now regret and hate that I let it bother me and held me back! As soon as I stopped caring about others opinions I felt better about myself and my blog got better which was great!

3. Use Twitter!

Honestly I didn’t know what I was missing out on with twitter! It is such a good way to promote your blog and discover others! Plus you can get to know so many people who are bloggers too and they are all literally the nicest and most supportive people you’ll ever met and they will without a doubt motivate you do continue blogging!

4. Just keep going.

This was another big problem with me at the start of my blogging journey I didn’t get views/likes/ comments and it felt like I was putting in so much effort for nothing! But trust me if you keep at it and post regularly you will get to a point where you get likes/views/comments and see the work you do is worth it! The more work you put in the better results you’ll get and trust me reading the comments and seeing the views and that people read what you write is the best feeling in the world.

5. Communicate with your following

Make sure you answer comments and talk with your following on your blog and social media and also communicate with other bloggers like I said, follow them, comments on their stuff, give them a reason to check out your blog and see what your doing and keep up to date with you like you do with them!

6. Plan.

To me, this is the most important planning everything out! From posts to pictures, knowing what you are doing every time you get ready to sit down and type is great and every time you take your camera out knowing what you are talking photos off and knowing ahead of time gives you that day to plan out ideas and the way you want it! Also a big tip that I use all the time is always be one step ahead, always have your next post in your mind or wrote and ready to go because it saves the stress of trying to think of things on the spot, usually I write a big list of ideas and when I go to write I pick whatever one I want! Lists are important!

7. Numbers.

DON’T STRESS ABOUT NUMBERS!! It’s the worse thing you can do and it’ll just make you doubt yourself which you shouldn’t, so forget the numbers and worry about what you are doing.

8. Comparing yourself.

Please, please, please don’t compare yourself to other blogs/bloggers, you are all different and you should embrace that, comparing yourself will do nothing only bring you down and make you unmotivated! PLEASE DONT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS !!

That’s it, just always remember to be yourself and do things how you want and not to please others, also be patient, your hard work will pay off more and more as you grow and I hope you learn from my mistakes!☺️

See you tomorrow!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Advice for teenagers

Happy Thursday, today’s post is about teenagers and our current world, this is me speaking from 100% experience and how I felt in the situations and I hope it helps some of you out!

First thing I want to say is no matter how young / old you are, you have a voice of your own, it’s okay to have a different opinion to everyone else, it’s okay to not want to follow the crowd, it’s okay to be different, it’s okay to stand out.

Having a voice and using it is important, if you don’t want to do something speak up and say it don’t hide in the back and do it because everyone else is doing it!, do what you believe in and if you think it’s wrong say it and leave, don’t get yourself caught up in stuff you don’t wanna be in or isn’t easy to get out of! Always remember it’s your life and you shouldn’t live it to please anyone else but yourself! Also having a different opinion is okay too, don’t ever be afraid to share your opinion not everyone will agree but that’s okay, as long as you know what you are saying and doing!

“Following the crowd” I’ve lived this & seen so many do it, just because your friends do something doesn’t mean you have to!!! If you think it’s wrong and it’s something you know you shouldn’t do then speak up and say there is no way you’ll do it & that’s it no need to explain yourself! And if you think you have to do it to fit in or do it so your friends will like you or whatever then they aren’t really your friends and you are 100% better off without them! I’ve often been asked to do things and it’s all stuff I don’t agree with so of course I stood up and said that!

Being different & standing out is sO important to me, my mam often said to me look at those girls walking around in groups just worrying about school, while you have business ideas, what you wanna do in life & it all planned out. And I loved that because although I’m only 16 I’ve planned out so much and thought about doing such big things, the higher the goal the more I work & fight for it! But while my friends were out getting drunk and smoking whatever in fields ( which I was asked and asked to do with them but I always said no because that isn’t the way I want my life to go ) I was traveling, going to concerts and meeting new people and it truly was amazing! And I also ended up starting a blog because of the discussions I made!☺️

So not following the crowd, standing out and being different made me see what I truly want to do and what makes me happy, and gives me excitement every time I do it!

Now I’m not judging anyone who does drink or smoke I’m just saying EVERYONE in my town does it and Honestly it isn’t the road I wanted to take and I took a different one and ended up here, which I’m happy with! But it was all because I said no and didn’t give into the temptation of others. Also if you are going through a hard time don’t be afraid to text me on twitter my dms are always open! (@/lifeasbeccaa)

So,

Be kind

Be happy

Be strong

Be brave

Be respectful

Be different

Be you.

See you Tuesday!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

New goals for life & my blog!

Happy Wednesday, I know Wednesday isn’t my upload day but I thought I’d add in an extra post today because it’s the start of a new month and I’ve somethings I want to change in my life! So I’ve had my blog a long time now but I’ve only been doing it on the side and had school work too. This year my two main focus will be trying to get into business school & my blog, so I’m gonna start doing monthly goals and try grow both my blog & social media! Also since I’ve been really sick since the start of July I also wanna get back into working out and eating right. So here are my August goals!!

– 300 followers on twitter

– 100 followers on WordPress

– 300 followers on Instagram

– 200 likes on Facebook

– post 2 blog posts a week

– start vlogging on Snapchat, so I’ve been wanting to do this awhile now (Snapchat – typicalbecca) trying to post daily on Snapchat, things like cooking, my workout, new clothes in stores, beauty/skincare + fashion tips, ootds, travel around Ireland with me, hauls, come to concerts with me, product reviews and literally everything!! Also I really want to start doing giveaways when I gain a bit of a following!☺️

Anyways just a quick post, See you tomorrow,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

NUDES BY PS ~ Pressed vs Cream Contour Set

NUDES BY PS ~ Pressed vs Cream Contour Set

I’m back! Happy Tuesday, so a couple weeks ago I purchased a few bits from Primark’s new KKW inspired line called nudes and one of the things I got was a cream contour set which I done a review on already. The cream contour set included a two shade cream contour stick, a two shade highlighter stick, a brow highlighter and a brush/blender which was €8. Now the other day I was in a local Primark and saw the pressed contour palette and thought I’d pick it up, try it out and compare it to the cream contour set! This palette contains one contour shade, two highlight shades and a blush.

3 difference of the two for me;

1. For me I feel like the cream contour sticks blend a hundred times better than the powder.

2. The cream contour always applied way better for me.

3. You get more options in the cream than the pressed.

They are really the only difference I can see. But in my opinion I’ve always loved cream contours and highlighters more than powdered ones!

Cream Contour Set

So like I’ve said before I think it’s good value for €8 because the colours are pretty and you get 3 highlight shades, 2 contour shades and a brush / blender. Also I love how cream contour applies and I think it feels light on the face, also blends better and gives more definition.

Pressed Contour Palette

First of all the contour shade was definitely too dark for me, I’m not a fan of heavy contour or really dark colours, but I love the highlight/blush colours! Although it was only €6 I wouldn’t go out of my way to go buy it, simply because it doesn’t blend well or look good for me!

See you Thursday!,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

London – Day 3

Like every other day, up early, get breakfast and just go.

Day 3 was a lot more eventful than the day before. So on Sunday myself and my Mam went on a mad adventure trying to be tourists and seeing as much of London as we possibly could, we went on a wild walk around the places looking for the bus stop which turned out to be right across the road to our hotel so that was fun and amazing exercise!. As soon as we found it our bus arrived, we hopped on and headed to Hyde Park. Our plan was to just walk around see as much as we could that’s exactly what we did and to make it even better, it rained, so we walked for ages in the rain. Our first stop was Buckingham Palace, sadly we missed the changing of the guards, maybe next time.

                                                             Buckingham Palace.

 

As soon as be managed to get out of the Palace grounds we went on to the London eye. But as we were leaving the Palace grounds we say some guards out around.

                                               Guards outside Buckingham Palace

On our way to the London Eye we ended up at the Women’s March.

                                                  Women’s March London 2018.

Sadly the London Eye wasn’t working as was closed for that whole weekend. But we got such a nice view of it!

                                                           London Eye.

Then we went onto Big Ben and of course something was wrong with Big Ben too!! We got there and he was fully covered and wasn’t visible at all!

                                                              Big Ben.

Did I mention it also snowed?, so after going around to them all in the rain and snow we decided to go back to our hotel, and again another big walk! We walked from the London Eye to Holborn and we went the longest way possible. While we were doing that my dad and the rest of my family were off shopping all day.

When we got back to Holborn we went and got something small to eat, changed our clothes and headed to Primark! It was so big and amazing!

                                                                Primark.

 

After looking around we headed back to my dad who was at our hotel, we just sat around for a while and then we went for dinner in our family’s hotel, I wasn’t really feeling the hotel food so I didn’t have anything, I got McDonald’s on the walk back to our hotel. Literally nothing like our McDonald’s at all!!

PS Pigment’s

Recently Primark came out with some eye pigments, and I picked up some of them. They’ve 6 single colours & 3 in a set for their Gold Rush line.

Set of 3 for Gold Rush Lines;

Literally took them out of their box and my hand was covered in glitter which just shows how pigmented they really are, they are amazing on & blend into your eyeshadow amazingly.

3 for €5

6 single pigments;

I picked up the shades Brown Sugar & Copper Daze. Amazing colours and apply so nicely to the eye lid.

€3 each